Thériault (president, WSHC) and Patrice Fournier (executive vice-president,
WSHC) are two visionaries
who have the goal of establishing a prestigious, world-renowned championship where
young people from all over the world will be able to compete with each other in
a setting where respect and a spirit of camaraderie will prevail.
Thériault has served as a referee in amateur, elite school, and
semi-professional hockey leagues for over 15 years. He therefore drew on his
experience to design and develop the OEA (Officiels Élite Association) refereeing
program, which has the goal of training future referees. He prepares the next
generation with the help of his annual refereeing school and increased
academic, financial, emotional, and psychological support.
Fournier, for his part, has acquired a wealth of experience through the sport
from an early age, having participated in a hockey sports-study program during
his high school years. In addition, he played in the top federated elite hockey
leagues until adulthood.
about international travel, Patrice fundamentally believes that the sharing and
mixing of different cultures can be beneficial for the development of our
future student athletes.
Patrice and David therefore decided to
give back by joining forces to create the WSHC.